The Decay of the Neutral Vacuum in Overcritical Fields

  • Berndt Müller
  • R. K. Smith
  • Walter Greiner


The solutions of the Dirac equation are well known. We learned in school, that, if coupled to the electromagnetic four-potential Aμ = {A,A0(r)} it reads
$$\left( {{r}_{\mu }}\left( {{p}_{\mu }}-\frac{e}{c}{{A}_{\mu }} \right)+m{{c}^{2}} \right)\psi =0.$$


Dirac Equation Vacuum Polarization Single Particle State Critical Charge Vacuum Polariza 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Berndt Müller
    • 1
  • R. K. Smith
    • 1
  • Walter Greiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/M.Ger.

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